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Ideas for a Happier World: Nic Marks’ Public Talk in Exeter on 9th May

Nic Marks is one of the world’s leading thinkers, writers and doers on happiness and wellbeing, having co-created the Happy Planet Index, Five Ways to Wellbeing and Happiness Works. He’s also an inspiring speaker and has given a series of popular TED talks. In this blog post, NOW’s Dr. Larch Maxey introduces an exciting talk by Nic Marks, which NOW will be co-hosting with Exeter University, at 6-8pm on Tuesday 9th May, 2017.

Building Wellbeing Together Weekend – Early Bird Tickets Now Available!

How can we build wellbeing together; in our own lives and in wider society? We invite you to explore this and other related questions with us at a ‘Building Wellbeing Together Weekend‘ from 22nd - 24th September 2017, together with the beautiful Hawkwood College, in Stroud, UK. The Weekend will offer many high profile speakers, interactive sessions and activities, opportunities to connect with others as well as time for deeper reflection.

Wellbeing and the New Economy: NOW at NESI

Here at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) we are very excited that some of our team will be joining the New Economy and Social Innovation Forum (NESI) in Malaga from 19th-22nd April. There is a clear link between the economy and wellbeing, and this is our motivation for supporting NESI.

How Do Gardens Influence Well-being? A Call for Gardeners and Non-Gardeners Alike!

Guest blog post by Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui, Royal Horticultural Society PhD Student in the Landscape Department at the University of Sheffield.

Plant cover in UK front gardens has decreased by as much as 15% in the past 10 years. Yet for many, the front garden is the most accessible and the most accessed form of nature available to them, and we need more rigorous ways of valuing this. A research collaboration between the Royal Horticultural Society, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Virginia is investigating how domestic garden landscapes influence the health and well-being of residents and the wider community.